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Dumas, Tara M.; Davis, Jordan P.; Ellis, Wendy E. – Youth & Society, 2019
We examined the impact of adolescents' popularity motivations on their involvement in relational aggression perpetration and victimization, heavy drinking, and antiauthority behavior, while also considering the role of teens' perception of their own popularity and psychosocial adjustment. High school students (N = 986; 50% female; M[subscript age]…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Adolescents, Student Motivation, At Risk Students
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West, Stephen G.; Hughes, Jan N.; Kim, Han Joe; Bauer, Shelby S. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
The Motivation for Educational Attainment (MEA) questionnaire, developed to assess facets related to early adolescents' motivation to complete high school, has a bifactor structure with a large general factor and three smaller orthogonal specific factors (teacher expectations, peer aspirations, value of education). This prospective validity study…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Educational Attainment, Questionnaires, Adolescent Attitudes
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Hoffman, Adam J.; Kurtz-Costes, Beth; Loose, Florence; Dumas, Florence; Smeding, Annique; Régner, Isabelle – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Research has suggested mixed results regarding the relations between dimensions of ethnic-racial identity (ERI) and academic outcomes. Furthermore, little scholarship has explored the mechanisms that underlie these relations. In the current study, we investigated the longitudinal relations of 2 dimensions of ERI (embedded achievement, and ethnic…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Adolescent Attitudes, Ethnicity, Student School Relationship